CSAC Bulletin Article

CalAIM: DHCS Proposes Delaying Carve-In of Two Services into Medi-Cal Managed Care

February 9, 2023

On February 1, the Department of Finance (DOF) released budget trailer bill language (posted here) from the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) proposing to delay the implementation of the carve-in of intermediate care facility for the developmentally disabled (ICF/DD), and adult and pediatric subacute care facility services from July 1, 2023, to January 1, 2024. Effective January 1, 2024, members receiving ICF/DD or subacute care facility services would be required to enroll in a Medi-Cal managed care plan (MCP), and DHCS will require MCPs to cover these services. This proposed trailer bill language still needs to be incorporated into a formal budget trailer bill vehicle (Senate or Assembly bill), progress through the legislative budget process, and be signed by the Governor to become law.

DHCS has indicated they will continue to actively engage with stakeholders to inform operationalizing these policies, including the development of an All-Plan Letter and related guidance to successfully transition ICF/DD and subacute care facility services under Medi-Cal managed care by January 1, 2024. Additional details and updates are available on the CalAIM Long-Term Care (LTC) Carve-In transition webpage.

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